Before joining The VA Hub, I worked in the BPO industry for 6 years.
I realized that working in the BPO industry is eating up too much of my time. Most of my time is spent working, traveling to and from work, team lunch outs, and even religiously drinking out with colleagues.
There’s a point in my life where I came to the realization that my lifestyle will greatly affect my relationship with my family, mainly with my kids, and that this would also bring me future health problems if I continue living this way. I analyzed the situation carefully and I came to the decision of finally leaving the BPO industry. I conducted some research on how to land a work-from-home career, and luckily I found The VA Hub on Google.
I joined The VA Hub in October 2019. I can still remember how Ms. M (Our COO) inspired me with her words on our New Hire Orientation and made me believe that I can achieve everything that I want if I just focus and give my best. I became a part of The Online Marketing training Batch 137.
The training experience with The VA Hub is different from my previous experiences. I never expected it to be that way. It is filled with tons of information that is fairly new to me. I felt excited about the new learnings but also, I felt that all of this might be taken away from me if I just slack off. Passing training was hard but fulfilling. It’s like a breath of fresh air, coming from an industry that is known for its toxic culture, to transitioning into a peaceful work environment within the corners of your home. With all the hard work and dedication that I put into learning all of the things that are taught in training, I successfully passed.
I was selected for an interview with The Marketing Team as an intern and luckily, I passed once more! After more than 2 years of working with the team, I can say that I learned a lot of things that contributed to my career growth. But most of all, I am blessed to have colleagues that turned into good friends.
In the midst of the pandemic, we are blessed to keep our jobs.
The people behind The VA Hub did their best to continue running the business despite the hardships of the COVID-19 outbreak. Also, around this time, we welcomed a wonderful blessing into our family. We learned that we are pregnant and expecting a lovely baby boy.
I couldn’t imagine myself going into the pregnancy in the middle of the pandemic, reporting to work onsite, or worse, not being able to work at all. The VA Hub made me realize how lucky I am to continue working despite the situation and get the chance to earn money without risking my health condition.
I remembered when the pandemic hit, I am the only one left in the family who has a job. With that, I was able to provide for the needs of my family and also support my parents and siblings at the same time. These things might not sound like an achievement to most of us, but growing up in a family that lives from paycheck to paycheck, knowing that there’s always food on the table, is something that my parents and I are proud of. Also, the thought of my children remembering what I did for them is something that I can cherish for the rest of my life and I can say that The VA Hub contributed a lot to it happening.
I am grateful and proud to be a part of a wonderful community where talent and hard work are continuously recognized. Thank you for opening the doors to the remote work community for our kababayans. The VA Hub Rocks!
Try and fail, but never fail to try. – Jared Leto
Instead of a message, I want to share my mantra with all aspiring VAs out there. “Failing doesn’t mean you’re not good, it’s just not the right one for you yet.” Always remember that the universe has something planned out for you. All you need to do is to take the first step and everything else will follow.
Danie’s story really inspired and taught us how sometimes, we don’t always need to be extravagant when it comes to providing in order for us to feel super accomplished. All we need is to take it easy on ourselves… just one day at a time. Being able to continuously support our loved ones while bringing food to the table every day is no easy feat at all. With hope, perseverance, and belief in yourself, you too can change your life for the better! It’s usually the first step that always feels the scariest but once you’ve done it, you are bound to experience better opportunities. Trust the process, you got this!
Indeed, Danie is not only our enthusiastic Senior Marketing Assistant, but she’s also a supermom with a soft spot for supporting August D, playing the guitar, watching Netflix and K-Dramas (especially ones starring Park Seo Joon). You can count on Danie and her bubbly personality, to create trending social media memes and even a delicious pot of Kare Kare and Caldereta!
No prior virtual assistant experience is needed. Here at The VA Hub, we value grit, commitment, passion, and initiative.